Minglewood Blues-> Sugaree-> El Paso, Jack A Roe-> Little Red Rooster, Tennessee Jed, It's All Over Now, Bird Song-> Women Are Smarter Shakedown Street-> Lost Sailor-> Saint Of Circumstance-> Drums-> Spanish Jam*-> Uncle John's Band-> Not Fade Away-> Wharf Rat-> Around & Around-> One More Saturday Night, E: It's All Over Now Baby Blue
set II; SBD> PCM> C> DAT> ZA2 downsampling> CDR; conversion: second
half of the set was normalized because the levels were lower; known flaws:
some mic crackle in shakedown, and a few clicks and pops- but does not
have the bad diginoise in Sailor et al that's present on another widely
circ copy; room for filler on each disc; via R. Nayfield
December 2, 2015 Subject:
jam/ spansh jamo/ baby blue
other reviewer 'marchondavid is correct in that the version of "baby blue' is one of the best versions. good emotional vocal phrasing by Garcia when he still had the relatively good vocal chops to pull it off.'Forget about THE DEAD you left behind they will not follow you' It was still relatively new to the rotation as it returned in aug of 81. at the beginning of '83 Dan Healy put together some 1982 selection tapes and included this Baby blue.
Regarding Garcia's vocal deterioration which was going to get bad in the coming years 'DAMN those FILTERLESS CAMELS !!! smoking the 'persian' and coke was bad enough but add in CHAIN SMOKING those camels which was the real KILLER vocally and physically
the jam/spanish jam is lead by Brent with Phil fully engaged with Bob and the drummers(no Garcia)the recording sounds really good especially for the SBD's of the 1st half of 82.. the drums and cymbals(the crashes)are well miked/recorded as well as the relatively good bass not too hot keyboards etc brent really shines and its a good jam even without Garcia. the soundbords from the may greek shows and the latter part of 82 are typically better with fatter bass, good mixes etc
this tour is also interesting because this is when Garcia did the acoustic shows on the Band's off nights. The only known(??) recorded SOLO acoustic show at the Capitol theatre in Passaic on 4/10 and then he called/flew in john Kahn to join him at the Beacon theatre for the acoustic duo shows that they would do sporadically in 82,84,86. but doing acoustic shows on the few off nights in the middle of a tour was wild. then there are the 2 phil space excursions here at haartford and then the raven in baltimore
sort of reminiscent to july of 73 when Jerry played with 'old/in the way,' The band with Merl and then the DEAD ALL in one week but it was just a couple of DEAD shows etc not a tour. if i remember correctly it was the week of the monumental watkins glenn/roosevelt stadium shows
May 3, 2011 Subject:
I was lucky enough to be at this show (and many others). The Baby Blue still stands out as one of the best I ever saw. Great show! Thanks to all those that make these available to us years later.
September 23, 2009 Subject:
April 1982 was one of the best times to see the Dead.
I was still relatively new to the whole Dead scene and was very much into completely losing my mind willingly. I do thank God for the Grateful Dead. Early in April they played Philly and I highly recommend finding any recordings. Jerry and Brent jam-off of one another and I think it's beautiful.
Anyway I went to see them in Baltimore on th 19th. How do I put this.......!@#^%&*( son of a &*(#!@ has anyone seen my head!><%^&*. If you were there you would definitly understand. Get a good recording and bliss out my brothers and sisters.
December 9, 2007 Subject:
A Grateful Delight
although the first nine songs are cut, this show is still worth mentioning. Note to the Notes: If you hear any crackles or pops during Shakedown Street its only Jerrys guitar smokin'. Always liked the Lost Sailor/circumstance combo. Bobby lets it loose. Nice chord interaction during NFA. Sweet encore with one of my favorite Dylan covers, Baby Blue. A solid 4.
July 4, 2005 Subject:
Not a complete show but a better version than the other Bertha source, IMHO. Good separation and clarity, no muddiness. The next two nights were excellent but this one is not too shabby either!
The songs offered here will not fit on one 80 minute CD. You'll have to grab the other source for the first set to make two CDs.
Sound is five skull material and the performance is above average for '82.